Crisis Time for The Lake and its Foreshore

See the attached brochure from the Lake Burley Griffin Guardians addressing West Basin and Acton Park. The Lake Burley Griffin Guardians are a non-profit community group committed to safeguarding one of Canberra’s greatest treasures, the open space of Lake Burley Griffin and its lakeshore landscape setting.

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NCCC July 2020 Newsletter

The NCCC was delighted to host its first ever online General Meeting in July, with many members logging in via Zoom last week to hear guest presentations on the historic Dickson Aerodrome, new Dickson Walk-in Health Centre and the planned changes to the bus network. The next General Meeting (16 September), which will also be held online, will feature a Kurrajong candidates forum for the upcoming ACT election. Information on how to access the online meeting will be enclosed in the next General Meeting Agenda. NCCC updates Consultation commences on the ACT Planning Review: The NCCC notes that work on

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Book on Campbell Community Reprinted

For those interested in the history of Canberra, a new edition of Alan Foskett’s book, “The Campbell Community: the history of the Canberra suburb of Campbell 1957-2008 (and before)” has been printed with generous support from the NCCC.

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Heritage Nomination – Dickson Aerodrome

How many of Canberra’s residents know the city’s original aerodrome was at Dickson? And how many might know the aerodrome—which half a century later became known as the Northbourne Aviation Ground—played a major role in the formation of the national capital?

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NCCC June 2020 Newsletter

As we reach the halfway point of the year, the 2020 ACT election campaign is gathering momentum. There has been a number of new pledges and announcements over the past month, including additional infrastructure in Braddon and Dickson, tree planting, and the announcement of additional bus services.

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NCCC May 2020 Newsletter

The past month has given some cause for cautious optimism with Canberra, having so far avoided any serious outbreaks of COVID-19, beginning to take the first tentative steps towards re-opening.

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NCCC April 2020 Newsletter

It has been a truly eventful year, with the devastating impacts of the summer bushfires and Covid-19 continuing to ripple through society and through the inner north community

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NCA planning a better treescape for tomorrow

NCA is currently working on our tree management policy, a plan that will define how our urban treescape will look over the next 100 years and the pathway to make it happen. The Tree Management Policy (Draft) is now open for public consultation.

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Survey – Dickson swimming pool forecourt upgrade

Temporary improvements to the Dickson Pool forecourt will help you enjoy this space more this summer. If you’ve come along to have a look at these improvements please take the ACT Government’s 2 minute survey so they know how you feel the new space is working and what else they could consider. Your feedback will inform a detailed design for other upgrades in the future. The upgrades follow engagement with the community, which told the ACT Government the upgrades were one of their top priorities and suggested how this space could be improved.  The improvements include new landscaping, shade, seating, bike

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Successful appeal at ACAT

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal has varied the conditions of approval of a Northbourne Avenue development. As a result of an appeal brought by the North Canberra Community Council, the Tribunal ordered changes to the conditions that apply to the proposed development. The changes include reducing building heights, increasing on-site parking and increasing solar access. The tribunal also acknowledged that broader traffic issues “cannot be properly addressed by looking at one development, or even one street, but needs a broader approach.” The tribunals’ decision is at http://acat.act.gov.au/decisions/north-canberra-community-council-v-act-planning-and-land-authority-and-anor-administrative-review-2019-acat-87

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